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The School Day

The School Day September 2016 to July 2017

The school gates open at 8.40 am and close at 8.55 am.  The school day for Reception to Year 6 starts with registration at 8.55 am.  When children come into school they go straight into their classrooms in preparation to start the day.  Children in Nursery and Reception enter the school by the EYFS gate situated near the main school entrance.  Children in Years 1 to 6 walk into school via the pupil entrance on their own.  Afternoon Nursery children and parents walk down the path of the pupil entrance to Nursery.

The school day finishes at 3.10 pm for Reception, Years 1 and 2 and 3.15 pm for Years 3 to 6.

Nursery - morning session 8.40 am to 11.40 am, afternoon session 12.10 pm to 3.10 pm and a full day session 8.40 am to 3.10 pm.

School ends at 2.00 pm on the last day of each term (but not half term holidays).


Children in Years 1 to 3 have a joint assembly Monday to Thursday at 9.05 am. Children in Years 4 to 6 have a joint assembly Monday to Thursday at 10.45 am.

A whole school assembly takes place on a Friday morning at 9.05 am (The Reception children join after they have settled in the Autumn term).  Reception and Nursery children have a joint assembly together each week.

Morning playtimes

10.30 am – 10.45 am - Year 1 to Year 6 have a break.

Children in Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2 receive a piece of fruit or vegetable every day.  Older children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit with them to school to have at break time.  Milk is also available free for children under 5.  Additionally Parents may purchase milk for older children.  Children who are entitled to a Free School Meal aslo receive free milk.  For further information please click here.

Reception and Nursery have free flow throughout the day.

Towards the end of the school year, Reception will join children in Key Stage 1 to have breaks at set times.


Children in Reception have their lunch at 12 noon and their break ends at 1.00 pm.  Those in Year 1 and 2 have lunch at 12.10 pm and their break ends at 1.10 pm.  Year 3 to 6 children begin their break at 12.15 pm and this ends at 1.15 pm.  Whether your child has a school dinner or brings in a packed lunch the children sit together with their year group. 

Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park safely (for the safety of your own children and others).

Pick-up Arrangements

Nursery to Year 3 - children are collected from their classroom outside doors.  Please complete an Authorised Adult to Collect Form so that teachers know who has permission to pick up your child.  If your child is being collected by somebody other than yourself or someone who is not on the authorised list, please ensure that you notify us in advance in writing.  Please note, children will not be released to an older sibling, only to a parent/guardian or adult about whom the school have been notified. 

Parents of Nursery and Reception children enter the playground through the EYFS gate near the main school entrance.

Children in Year 3 will meet their parents either outside the classroom (Kinney) or at the entrance by the Studio (Cowell). 

Years 4 to 6 parents walk down the pupil pathway to meet their children.  If children either walk to school in the morning or walk home after school a separate form must be completed for our records. 

Parents should leave the school premises as soon as they have collected their children.  Please do not allow children to use the playground facilities at the end of the day for insurance purposes as they are not supervised by a member of staff.

If for any reason you will be late collecting your child at the end of the day, please telephone ahead to the school office (before 2.45 pm) so that a message can be passed to the relevant teacher.